Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Architectural History/Historic Preservation
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2012

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Basciano, Jessica, “Architecture and Popular Religion: French Pilgrimage Churches of the Nineteenth Century” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Bereskin, Emily, “Staging the Post-conflict City: Tourism, Urban Change, and Symbolic Contestation in Belfast, Northern Ireland” (Bryn Mawr, C. Hein)

Carroll, Katherine, “Modernizing the American Medical School, 1893–1940: Architecture, Pedagogy, Professionalization, and Philanthropy” (Boston, K. N. Morgan)

Chowdhury, Zirwat, “Imperceptible Transitions: The Anglo-Indianization of British Architecture, 1769–1822” (Northwestern, S. H. Clayson)

Cuthbert, Nancy, “George Tsutakawa’s Fountain Sculptures of the 1960s: Fluidity and Balance in Postwar Public Art” (University of Victoria, C. Thomas)

Erdim, Burak, “Middle East Technical University and Revolution: Development Planning and Architectural Education during the Cold War, 1950–1962” (Virginia, S. Crane)

Ferng, Jennifer, “Nature’s Objects: Geology, Aesthetics, and the Understanding of Materiality in Eighteenth-Century Britain and France” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Fluke, Meredith, “Building Across the Sacred Landscape: The Romanesque Churches of Verona and their Urban Context” (Columbia, S. Murray, H. Klein)

Harris, Teresa, “The German Garden City Movement: Architecture, Politics and Urban Transformation, 1902–1931” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll)

Havemeyer, Ann, “An Architect of Place and the Village Beautiful: Alfredo Taylor in Norfolk, Connecticut” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Hirsh, Max, “Airport Urbanism: The Urban Infrastructure of Global Mobility” (Harvard, A. Picon)

Hock, Jennifer, “Political Designs: Architecture and Urban Renewal in the Civil Rights Era, 1954–1973” (Harvard, E. Blau)

Kocyba, Kate, “Identity through Style: The Transatlantic Dissemination of Anglican and Episcopal Neo-Gothic Church Architecture” (Missouri, Columbia, K. Eggener)

Lee, Min Kyung, “The Tyranny of the Straight Line: Mapping and Constructing Paris, 1791–1889” (Northwestern, D. Van Zanten)

Lee, Risha, “Constructing Communities: Tamil Merchant Temples in India and China (850–1281)” (Columbia, V. Dehejia, R. Harrist)

Logan, Nicole Wallens, “Alberti at Rimini: The Process of Patronage in Fifteenth-Century Italy” (Rutgers, T. Marder)

Love, M. Jordan, “On Earth as It Is in Heaven?: The Creation of the Bastide Towns of Southwest France” (Columbia, S. Murray)

Mack, Jennifer, “Producing the Public: Architecture, Urban Planning, and Immigration in a Swedish Town, 1965 to the Present” (Harvard, E. Blau)

Martone-Dragani, Concetta, “Artistic Culture in Naples in the Early Seventeenth-Century” (Temple, T. Cooper)

Miller, Jeffrey, “The Building Program of Archbishop Walter de Gray: Architectural Production and Reform in the Archdiocese of York, 1215–1255” (Columbia S. Murray)

Mogilevich, Mariana, “Designing the Urban: Space and Politics in Lindsay’s New York” (Harvard, E. Blau)

Napolitano, Elena, “Prospects of Statecraft: Diplomacy, Territoriality, and the Vision of French Nationhood in Rome, 1660–1700” (Toronto, E. Levy)

Pezolet, Nicola, “Spectacles Plastiques: Reconstruction and the Debates on the ‘Synthesis of the Arts’ in France, 1944–1962” (MIT, C. Jones)

Posner, Avrom, “Civic Improvement: Chautauqua and Progressive Era Aesthetic Reform” (Virginia, R. G. Wilson)

Ramirez Jasso, Diana, “Imagining the Garden: Childhood, Landscape, and Architecture in Early Pedagogy, 1761–1850” (Harvard, K. M. Hays)

Riggs, Marion, “Architectural Translations: Giuseppe Barberi (1746–1809) Between Rome and Paris” (Princeton, J. Pinto)

Root, Colin, “‘Living on the Level’: The Significance of Horizontality in Shaping Cold War America” (Boston, K. N. Morgan)

Ross, Rebecca, “All Above: Visual Culture and the Professionalization of City Planning, 1867–1931” (Harvard, K. M. Hays)

Sassin, Erin Eckhold, “Examining the German Ledigenheim: Development of a Housing Type, Position in the Urban Fabric, and Impact on Central European Housing Reform” (Brown, D. Neumann)

Sridharan, Shriya, “Śrirangam’s New Antiquity: Negotiating the Hindu Temple’s Divine and Historic Pasts in a Global Present” (Binghamton, N. Um)

Tobias, Jennifer, “The Museum of Modern Art’s What is Modern? Series, 1931–1988” (CUNY, R. Bletter)

Yerkes, Carolyn, “Drawing as a Way of Knowing: Architectural Survey in the Late Renaissance” (Columbia, H. Ballon)